Dover Assembly of God
3.11.2018 | Boldly Come
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  • Dover Assembly of God
    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM

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March 11, 2018

Welcome to Dover Assembly!
We are so glad you have chosen to attend Dover Assembly this morning. It is not by accident that you are here. We believe that God has allowed you to be here so that you might receive all that He has for you. We pray you are blessed as you allow the Lord to work in your life.

THIS WEEK

Today
9:00 am ~ Coffee & Donut Fellowship
9:30 am ~ Sunday School
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
10:30 am ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministries
1:00 pm ~ Spanish Service

Monday
7:00 pm ~ Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday
6:30 pm ~ FAMILY NIGHT

UPCOMING EVENTS

Women of Purpose Spring Tour
Mark your calendars now for the Spring Tour. It will be held at Christian Life A/G on April 21. There is a sign up sheet on the Women’s table. Please sign up if you would like to join us.

Yard Sale
Our annual WOP Yard Sale will be held on April 13-14. There is a sign up sheet next week for all those who are able to help in this fund-raiser. While we appreciate all of your donations, PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANY ITEMS UNTIL APRIL 8. The church does not have room to hold all the items until the yard sale. Thank you for your cooperation!

Easter Sunrise Service
Dover Assembly will be joining with other churches to Celebrate Resurrection Day with a sunrise service on Sunday, April 1 at 8:00 am next to Pinchot Park Lake. We welcome everyone to attend.

Easter Egg Hunt
Our annual egg hunt will be Sunday, March 25, following the morning service. We are in need of plastic egg containers and candy donations with which to fill them. Please bring all donations to the church and place them in the blue bucket in the foyer.

BODY NEWS

Youth Convention
Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles will be sharing at the Friday evening service of this year's youth convention. PennDel has opened this service up for everyone, although all single service passes for that service will be 200 level seats in the Giant Center. The cost is $35. If you'd like to learn more or purchase a ticket, visit penndelyouthconvention.com.

Membership & Water Baptism Classes
If you would like to be a voting member of our church or want to follow the Lord in water baptism, please visit the Information Center and take the appropriate form on the wall next to the counter, complete it and return it to Pastor Jeff. We will notify you of the scheduled classes.

Girls' Ministry
Girls Ministries candy order forms are due today. Please see Lynette Miller with your forms and payments.

Congratulations!
To Jamie & Dustin Wible and siblings Xander and Makenna on the birth of their new little baby, Loralei Grace! Born Friday, March 9, weighing in at 3lbs 14 oz! PTL for a safe delivery for baby and mom!

In Sympathy
Remember Lois and her family in prayer at the sudden home-going of Carl Perry on Monday March 6. There will be a memorial service here at the church on Wednesday, March 14 at 11:00 followed by a light luncheon

PRAYER NEEDS
Please take time to review and pray for those on this list. Drop them a card or call to set up a time to visit. They will be blessed!

Shut-In
~ Helen S.
Prayer Needs
~ Robin H.
~ Les K.
~ Lois P.
~ Marian T.
~ Jamie W.

Last week...

Last week, Pastor Jeff talked about how we need to be ready for the day that we meet Jesus.

https://doverassembly.com/sermons/march-4th-2018
As believers, we need to know and do God’s word.

While it is true that God calls us to be holy as He is holy, we have to always remember that God’s grace is first and foremost the reason that we are here today.
So we are clear, no one has done anything to earn God’s favor or to earn the right to be called children of God.

We didn’t clean ourselves up first and then come to God. We all came to God fully immersed in sin and God did the cleaning. We had nothing to bargain with.

It is only because of God’s goodness and grace that any of us are here today.
In our attempt to be holy and try to live right, we may think that we keep our salvation by what we do.

And that at any given point, we don’t feel worthy to call upon God.
We’re going to look at the book of Hebrews today...

This book was written to Jewish believers who professed faith in their Messiah but were wavering between their faith and the Old Testament law.

The law was based on their performance, not on faith.

Most of the book is written to show them that the Old Testament law was fulfilled in Christ, that all the feasts and festivals were foreshadowing of the Christ to come and to show them that Old Testament Judaism had come to an end by the appearing of the Messiah.
Hebrews also addresses the concerns that some of the Messianic believers were reverting back to following the Old Testament laws.

There are a series of contrasts in the book, between the good things of the law and the superiority of Christ over the laws and festivals.
In the Old Testament, offerings were made to cover over the people’s sin. They were never designed to cleanse the people, but for God to withhold judgment for a time.
The Old Testament law was never meant to make people holy, in fact it was supposed to show people how sinful they really were.
In trying to convince these Jewish believers, the writer had to remind them that the law was never designed to make them better or holy it was in fact designed to show them that they couldn’t keep it.
This is called positional holiness.

Once we have trusted Christ’s death as payment for our sins, we are now, instantly, Holy in God’s eyes.
The simple act of faith and trust is what gives us that position.
It is not a position that we have earned, nor could earn.
Our day-to-day life, our day to day sins, failures, mistakes do not change your position as God’s child.

Sin doesn’t change relationship, it just changes fellowship.
Sometimes we feel as if we aren’t worthy to come to God, but the writer tells us in Hebrews 10:19 that we can always come to our father.
The reason we can come is not because of our behavior.

It is because of our trust in what Jesus did. It was Jesus’ death that gives us that privilege. Not our actions.

The enemy will try to convince you that you aren’t good enough to come to God. Truth is, he’s right, but he doesn’t tell you all the truth.

The whole truth is that it’s not because of what we do, it’s because of what Jesus has done.
The writer calls us brothers and sisters, so we are positionally in the family, and because of that we can boldly come to God.
We want our kids to always feel they could come to us, regardless of what everyone’s attitudes were through the day. Hopefully they were never afraid to come to us if they were afraid, or worse to not come to us when they messed up.
God wants us all to feel the same. If you are afraid, go boldly to our father. If you messed up, boldly go knowing that God already knows about it and wants to make it better. If you are mad at God, or don’t know what God is doing in your life, boldly go to him.

Not only can we come with confidence and holy boldness, we can come knowing that our father cares about us.
We have had a lot of hardships in our church lately. And many of the things that we may be feeling are things that we can take to God with complete trust, knowing he understands and he alone can meet your needs.
In our most trying times, I think sometimes we are prone to waver in our faith.

The Jewish believers at this time were being persecuted and run out of their homes. It was a difficult time for them.

They were thinking that if we just go back to doing the law, all this will end.

Maybe the other Jews were right, that we have to obey the law in order for God to have favor on us.

In other words, it depends on our behavior, not on what Jesus did.

The writer is saying-don’t waver. But hold tightly to the hope you say you have. Hold on to what you know to be true.
It’s easy to trust God when things are going smoothly, but more difficult when things aren’t going well.

It’s these times of hardship that God wants us to trust him.
Looking at something through natural eyes is different than looking at it through spiritual eyes.
How do we hold tightly when the rope seems to be slipping out of our grasp?
God uses people to carry out his will and purpose.

How? Testimonies of God’s grace, answered prayer, God’s provision in past times, things that God has done for you always encourages us.

In our hurt, we may forget what the word tells us and we are encouraged when others remind us of God’s promises.
We don’t come to God because of who we are.

We are able to come because of WHOSE WE ARE.

Thank you for joining us!

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